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Race promoter allegedly threatens to ban fans in wheelchairs

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A Central Iowa race promoter is allegedly threatening to ban fans in wheelchairs if they do not move to designated handicapped spots.

However, fans are saying the original area they were told to sit is the one they're being told to leave.

Hanah Phillips, 13, is a season ticket holder at the Boone Speedway. 

She said she's never had an issue with her seating arrangement before.

On Saturday, she and nearly 12 others were banned.

Race promoter, Robert Lawton, allegedly told people they had to leave.

Lawton claimed the wheelchairs were blocking the aisle and were a fire hazard.

Fans say they plan to get the Americans with Disabilities Act involved.

(This story came from WHO-TV in Des Moines...)

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